by Marianna Monentes
Back before sculpts and mesh, torturing prims as it was called in the day, required manipulating prims to form various shapes.
Here are a few examples of my favorite shapes made with prims.
The most unique shapes I created usually started with torus, but tubes and spheres also create unique shapes. Rez a prim in whatever shape you desire, then just start manipulating it trying various settings, just have a "play" with the prim, you will be surprised at some of the shapes you can create. So next time before running out for a sculpt or mesh, try your hand at torturing prims. There are no LOD (level of detail) issues with Prims as there are with some mesh shapes, which makes prims more suitable for your builds.